A man is being questioned on suspicion of murder after a mother’s body was discovered in a pool of blood — lying by her sobbing seven month-old baby.Detectives said the mother, 33 – who has not yet been named – was found inside the property in Wilton Street, in Burnley, Lancashire, at 9.30am on Friday morning. Police confirmed they were called to the house after concerns were expressed about the safety of the mother.
The baby, understood to be her daughter, was also discovered at the address and taken to safety unharmed.
On Saturday, a 34-year-old man ‘known to the victim’ who was detained earlier on Friday for being in possession of a knife, was being questioned on suspicion of murder.
A post-mortem examination is expected to be conducted shortly and detectives have appealed for witnesses to come forward.